US 101 Express Lanes Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Caltrans 4 (Oakland) (California Department of Transportation, District 4)
Document Title
US 101 Express Lanes Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
US 101 Freeway

Document Description
Caltrans, in cooperation with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, proposes to convert the existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high occupancy toll or express lanes, and widen the freeway to add a second express lane for the majority of the corridor. Use of the HOV Lanes is currently restricted to vehicles with two or more occupants, motorcycles, and certain alternative fuel vehicles. The overall project limits are from approximately Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road interchange in Palo Alto to the Cochrane Road interchange in Morgan Hill. Express lane signs and lighting would be added, and auxiliary lanes in four segments. The express lanes would allow HOVs to continue to use the lanes without paying a toll, and eligible single occupancy vehicles to pay a toll to use the lanes.

Contact Information
Sean Poirier
California Department of Transportation, District 4
PO Box 23660
Oakland, CA 94623

Phone : (510) 286-5701


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Oregon Expressway to Cochrane Road
State Highways
Hwy 82, 84, 85, 87, 237, 280
San Jose Intl
Guadalupe River, Coyote Ck, and others
Other Location Info
Multiples cities

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Highway/Freeway (Express lanes)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Climate Change
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Caltrans, Division of Transportation Planning Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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